Schleich Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal - Dunkleosteus

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Dunkleosteus was an armoured fish with a length of eight to ten metres, unusually large for the Devonian period. It was one of the first giants of the underwater world, together with the Titanichthys.
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Dunkleosteus lived 130-150 million years before the first dinosaurs. It was a fearless hunter who could snap incredibly fast and ate large sharks, even its own kind if no other prey was to be found.

Scientists believe that this armoured fish was not able to chew very well and swallowed it prey in large pieces. 

Dunkleosteus was named after the paleontologist David Dunkle. The word "osteos" is Greek for "bone".

Fun Fact: Instead of teeth, the Dunkleosteus had long, sharp bony plates in its strong jaw.

  • Has moveable lower jaw
  • Size: 21.3cm x 6.9cm x 8.6cm
  • For ages 3 years and above